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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Oct 4, 2010 9:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When did/does a band 'peak'?

Why did you go? Just being nosy I guess.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Oct 4, 2010 10:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When did/does a band 'peak'?

Not nosy, fair question. I should have added the amplifying info - wife was/is a huge Steve Perry fan - hence Journey. When we saw Styx and Foreigner were also going to play we expected we were going to hear what remembered from back when we were in high school.

We did not and have no intention of going back to see one of the combo shows again.

I contrast that against what we saw when we went to the Tears For Fears show recently at the NORVA. It was sold out - almost 1500 people. They had mats on the floor in case the old folks fell so we wouldn't break a hip. They played what you expected they would have played. At one point Roland Orzabal quipped - "It's not like we are known for being an 80s classics band..............wait, yes we are." It was a fantastic, if short, show. They delivered what we both expected and were looking for.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Oct 4, 2010 12:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: When did/does a band 'peak'?

"They had mats on the floor in case the old folks fell so we wouldn't break a hip."

LMAO. I actually saw a full Journey concert in the 70's and they were pretty good for what they did - I liked the songs and Neil Schon was a heck of a guitar gunslinger. Bryan Adams opened - he had one hit - Summer of '69.